What a wild and weird book! Cousin Calls is a series of vignettes that all start with a call from a cousin. The stories are recalled sitting around in a bar when several patrons are stuck there during a winter storm.
The exaggerated, satirical writing style is reminiscent of how a story that is retold repeatedly grows bigger and more unbelievable with each retelling.
Some of the stories were a little strange and sexually graphic for my taste, and some were more interesting than others.
At the same time, there was something bizarrely compelling about Cousin Calls. I kept thinking as I read that I will most likely never encounter another book like this one, so kudos to the author for originality.
As someone with tons of cousins I adore, this book might make me think twice next time I see a cousin show up on my caller id.
I received a free e-ARC of this book in exchange for my honest opinion.
Cousin Calls and other books by Haradon can be found on the author’s website.